BIRMINGHAM BRIDGE PUBLIC MEETINGS WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, IN OAKLAND
PennDOT District 11, SAI Consulting Engineers and the Joseph B. Fay Company are hosting two public meetings to provide information on the Birmingham Bridge preservation project on Wednesday, Sept. 17.
The meeting will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh University Place, 3454 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. Two separate sessions are scheduled at the following times:
• 11-11:30 a.m. – Open house
• 11:30 a.m.–noon – Project presentation
• Noon-12:30 p.m. – Open house
• 12:30-1 p.m. – Project presentation
The $23.5 million preservation project is part of Act 89, the state’s new transportation plan. Act 89, the legislation made possible by the bipartisan consensus reached by Governor Tom Corbett and the Legislature, will enable PennDOT to invest an additional $128 million in District 11 this year for 15 projects in Allegheny, Beaver and Lawrence counties. Work on the Birmingham Bridge includes painting of the entire superstructure, steel repairs, lighting and sign replacements, bridge deck rehabilitation and guiderail improvements. Approximately 21,000 vehicles use the Birmingham Bridge on an average day.
The public meeting will identify the project details, traffic impacts, schedule, and other information. PennDOT’s project team, SAI Consulting Engineers and representatives from the Joseph B. Fay Company will be available for questions and answers. Comments on the proposed project will be accepted.
FINAL PHASE OF ROUTE 28 EAST OHIO STREET IMPROVEMENT PROJECT RUNS DECEMBER 17 – NOVEMBER 2014 IN PITTSBURGH
Weather permitting, northbound traffic on Route 28 will be reduced to single, 11-foot wide lane from the Chestnut Street overpass to approximately 1,500 feet south of the 31st Bridge. The northbound single lane closure will occur around-the-clock through November of 2014.
Additionally, the ramp from East Ohio Street to northbound Route 28 will be closed long term through late summer. Motorists will be detoured. Signs will be posted.
- From East Ohio Street, turn right onto the 16th Street Bridge
- Follow the 16th Street Bridge to Liberty Avenue
- Turn left onto Liberty Avenue
- Turn left onto 31st Street
- Follow the 31st Bridge to Route 28
- End detour
Slow moving work will occur on southbound Route 28 during daylight hours Tuesday through Thursday as crews prepare the long term traffic configuration. Southbound lanes will be shifted adjacent to the single northbound lane. Two southbound lanes will be maintained during peak travel times through the remainder of the project.
Motorists are advised to use caution and allow extra time when traveling on Route 28. PennDOT also reminds motorists they can call 511 from any phone to check traffic conditions or log onto 511pa.com (includes traffic cameras on Route 28) before traveling.
LONG-TERM RESTRICTIONS IN PLACE AT 40TH STREET BRIDGE FROM AUGUST 2011 – FALL 2014
Long-term restrictions are in effect between the 40th Street Bridge and Chestnut Street that include maintaining two open inbound (southbound) lanes (shifted toward river/railroad tracks) during peak periods and one 11-foot wide northbound (outbound) lane around-the-clock through fall 2014.